• January 2015 Commencement

    NFL player and Rhodes Scholar Myron Rolle named as speaker

    Myron Rolle will be receiving an honorary degree and delivering the address at the January 2015 Commencement. Mr. Rolle is a former safety with the Tennessee Titans and Pittsburgh Steelers. Following his career in football, Mr. Rolle has gone on to found an educational childhood anti-obesity program for Native Americans and is currently in his second year of medical school at Florida State University. A Rhodes scholar, Mr. Rolle is also the co-founder of the Emerging Scholars Project, a program that helps underrepresented college students become viable candidates for national fellowship opportunities.

    General Information

    Dear Graduate/Degree Candidate:

    It is my understanding that you recently received or will be receiving your degree from Monmouth University. Congratulations! I applaud you for attaining this significant goal in your life. Students who have completed their degree requirements during the Summer 2014 sessions or the Fall 2014 semester will be recognized at the University’s Winter Commencement. Please take a moment to review the information noted below:

    • Winter 2015 Commencement will be held on Friday, January 16, 2015, at 1:00 p.m. in the Multipurpose Activity Center (MAC). If necessary, Saturday, January 17, at 1:00 p.m. has been reserved as a snow date.
    • There is no fee to participate in Commencement.
    • Students choosing to participate in Commencement are expected to remain until the conclusion of the ceremony. Please review the section pertaining to Commencement Decorum when making your decision whether or not to participate in Commencement.
    • Cap and gowns may be ordered through the WEBstudent menu under the heading, "Graduation." This site will be available November 12 through December 12.
    • Cap and gowns may be picked up in the Blue and White Club (third floor of the MAC) on January 15 from 3:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. or January 16 from 11:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.
    • Five guest tickets will be distributed to each graduate participating in Commencement. Graduates do not need a ticket.
    • Guests without tickets may view the ceremony from the Rebecca Stafford Student Center.
    • Disability parking and accommodations are available for guests in wheelchairs/walkers and one person to assist. Please call 732-571-3417 by January 5 to reserve seating in the MAC. Please note accommodations are limited in this area.
    • GradImages, a professional photography service, will be at Commencement to photograph graduates. Please see the section pertaining to Photography Services.
    • Diplomas will be distributed in Wilson Hall following the ceremony.

    Please review all the sections relating to Commencement for further details. Information regarding picking up guest tickets will be available at a later date. I hope this information is helpful and you will be able to join us on January 16. Please do not hesitate to contact my office (732-571-3417) with any questions.

    Mary Anne Nagy
    Vice President for Student Life and Leadership Engagement
    Chair, Commencement Planning Committee